Alejandra Mercado  
Alejandra Mercado
Associate Director
Master's in Telecommunications Program
Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the
University of Maryland at College Park

The Master's in Telecommunications Program at the University of Maryland is designed to provide students with the professional skills needed to advance a successful career in telecommunications.

Alejandra Mercado received her B.S. in Electrical Engineering, her B.S. in Mathematics, her Master's of Science in Electrical Engineering, and her Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering all from the University of Maryland at College Park. She has worked both in academia and industry, and you may see a detailed listing of her professional experience here.

Contact Information:
ECE-Masters in Telecommunications Program
1365 A.V. Williams Building
8223 Paint Branch Dr.
University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742-3271
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Courses for Spring term, 2019:

Advanced Topics in Communications: OFDM Systems
  • 3 credit hours
  • Provides hands-on lab where students implement an OFDM transmitter/receiver with the Ettus B210 USRP
  • See course description for ENTS759B here.
  • See the tentative syllabus here.
  • Students will work with the Ettus B210 SDR in our Communications Lab (see here for details)

Signal and System Theory
  • 3 credit hours
  • Concept of linear systems, state space equations for continuous systems, time and frequency domain analysis of signals and linear systems. Fourier, Laplace and Z transforms. Applications of theory to problems in electrical engineering.
  • See course description for ENEE322 here.


5G Protocol Stack Development Group
  • The 5G Protocol Stack Development Group is a team of highly motivated ENTS students who are working to implement LTE/5G using software defined radios.
  • ENTS students who wish to learn more about 5G, get hands-on experience, and who can work independently are encouraged to apply to the Group.
  • You can read more about it here 5G.umd.edu, or hear the team talk about what they're doing here.
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